Vice President Mike Pence gave a speech at the Pentagon to outline the need for and the Trump administrations plans to create a sixth branch of the military, The United States Space Force.
(4:44) "...as Commander in Chief, President Trump's highest priority is the safety and security of the American people, and while too often previous administrations all but neglected the growing security threats growing in space, President Trump stated clearly and forcefully that space is, in his words, 'a war-fighting domain just like land and air and sea."
Trump is literally preparing for the Star Wars. He claims that China and Russia are working to incorporate anti-satellite attacks into their war-fighting doctrines.
"(13:40) In 2015, China created a separate military enterprise to oversee and prioritize it's war-fighting capabilities in space. As their actions made clear, our adversaries have transformed space into a war-fighting domain already, and the United States will not shrink from this challenge."
Pence will serve as the Chairman of the newly revived National Space Council, and he assured that the United States will always seek peace... through strength.
"(25:14) I know we will give America the defense she needs here on Earth and the outer reaches of space."